I thought I would share one of our favorite family recipes. At our house, we call them Bombs. They are basically a soft roll with yummy filling inside.

To make Bombs, start with a loaf’s worth of bread/roll dough. You can use any recipe for the dough (or buy frozen bread dough…which I think is the biggest rip-off on the planet), but this is the recipe I use. It makes mighty tasty rolls.

3 TBSP sugar
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour, approximately
2 tsp. yeast
1 1/8 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter
1 egg

Add all ingredients to bread machine in order listed. Select the dough cycle and let the machine do all the work. I usually add 3 1/2 cups of flour at first, then I test the dough and add more until it feels right–not sticky, not too dry/firm, just nice and soft. When the machine beeps, take the dough out and divide it into 12-15 pieces. Shape each piece into approximately a 5 inch circle.

If you do not have a bread machine, you can make this in a stand mixer (like a KitchenAid). I would mix the sugar, yeast, milk, water, butter and egg together first, then the rest of the ingredients. Just don’t put yeast and salt touching each other—salt kills yeast and your bread won’t rise very well!

Next you will need the filling. Anything goes as long as it is not too juicy that it will leak out. Here are some of our favorite combinations:

Pizza Bomb: spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella (plus any other favorite pizza toppings)
BBQ Bomb: shredded beef/pork/chicken, BBQ sauce and cheddar
Joe Bomb: ground beef, sloppy joe sauce and cheddar
Ham & Cheese Bomb: diced ham, broccoli, onion and cheddar
-Taco Bomb: ground beef with taco seasoning, salsa, onions and mexican blend cheese
Bacon Bomb: diced chicken, bacon, green onions, ranch dressing and mozzarella

Place about 4 tablespoons of filling ingredients in the center of each dough circle.

Bring edges up around the filling and pinch to seal the dough.

If there are any holes, the filling will leak out all over the pan!

Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.

Let dough rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown on top.

Here’s what they look like all baked, cut open and oozing with cheese and sauce.

They are Hawaiin Bombs, by the way—Canadian bacon, pineapple, green peppers, sauce, cheese. And they were delicious!

I have recently started rubbing the cooked buns with butter and sprinkling them with garlic salt. Yum! It really adds something amazing!

These would be a great food for the SuperBowl. They make a great dinner paired with a big salad. We also love taking them on car trips and picnics because they are still tasty even if they’re not piping hot.


  1. Honestly, I am helpless without my bread machine. I think you could still use this recipe to make rolls if you mix them by hand. Start by dissolving the yeast in the warm water, then add all the other stuff, flour last. Knead by hand and rise until double. That’s my guess anyway.

    Keri, as far as a loaf of bread…I am still working on that one. I haven’t been able to make a great loaf yet.

  2. i just tried these with ham, cream cheese, gruyere and scrambled eggs. and 1 with roast beef and cheese just for fun. they were very good, hubby ate them up!


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